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New Quakes, Small Tsunami Panic Pacific Islanders

Posted: 10/08/2009 - Thousands of panicked South Pacific islanders raced away from coastlines after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the region and generated a small tsunami Thursday, just over a week after a massive wave killed 178 people in the Samoas and Tonga.

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'Miracle' Woman: Damien's Already Hawaii's Saint

Posted: 10/08/2009 - A Hawaii resident whose recovery from lung cancer was called miraculous by the Vatican said Thursday that the Belgian-born priest she prayed to already is a saint, even before the pope canonizes him.

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Russian Court Hears Stalin's Grandson's Libel Case

Posted: 10/08/2009 - A Moscow court began hearings Thursday in a libel suit brought by Stalin's grandson against a Russian newspaper that he claims called into question the Soviet dictator's honor and dignity.

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Canadian Muslim Group Calls for Burka Ban

Posted: 10/08/2009 - A Canadian Muslim organization is urging the Canadian government to ban traditional Muslim garments designed to cover a woman's face, saying they are medieval and misogynist symbols of extremism with no basis in Islam.

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Saba Public Workers to get 6 Years of Back Pay

Posted: 10/08/2009 - Government workers on the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba are scheduled to receive more than half a million dollars in back wages dating from 2003.

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Woman Pleads Guilty in USVI People Smuggling Case

Posted: 10/08/2009 - A ticket agent contractor who worked for Delta Air Lines in the U.S. Virgin Islands has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States.

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Agents Arrest Dozens for Theft Scheme in US, Egypt

Posted: 10/07/2009 - Authorities said Wednesday they have arrested 33 people in breaking up a crime ring in the U.S. and Egypt in which an elaborate "phishing" scam bilked bank customers out of at least $1 million.

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Powerful 7.8 Quake off Vanuatu, Tsunami Alert

Posted: 10/07/2009 - A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the South Pacific near the Vanuatu archipelago, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, triggering a regional tsunami alert.

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Egypt Severs Ties with Louvre Over Artifacts

Posted: 10/07/2009 - Egypt's antiquities czar took his campaign to recover the nation's lost treasures to a new level on Wednesday by cutting ties with one of the world's premier museums, the Louvre, over disputed artifacts.

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3 UK Men Accused of Providing Aid to Aircraft Plot

Posted: 10/06/2009 - A British prosecutor accused three men Tuesday of conspiring with the mastermind of a plot to kill thousands of airline passengers by blowing up their trans-Atlantic flights using liquid explosives.

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Study: 2 Million Babies and Mothers Die at Birth

Posted: 10/06/2009 - More than 2 million babies and mothers die worldwide each year from childbirth complications, outnumbering child deaths from malaria and HIV/AIDS, according to a study.

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Egyptian Lawmakers Want to Ban Fake Hymen

Posted: 10/05/2009 - Conservative Egyptian lawmakers have called for a ban on imports of a Chinese-made kit meant to help women fake their virginity and one scholar has even called for the "exile" of anyone who imports or uses it.

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Indonesia Calls Off Search for Missing Survivors

Posted: 10/05/2009 - Helicopters dropped instant noodles and other aid to cutoff hillside communities that were without food for five days, as rescue workers gave up their search Monday for survivors from last week's massive Indonesian earthquake.

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Canadian Man Mauled by Tiger

Posted: 10/05/2009 - A man who broke into the Calgary Zoo overnight and scaled a fence around a tiger exhibit is hospitalized with serious injuries to his arms after he was attacked by a tiger.

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Farmers Create Chaos with Spilled Milk in Brussels

Posted: 10/05/2009 - Farmers drove hundreds of tractors and a lone cow to the heart of the European Union bureaucracy on Monday, pelting police with bottles and chickens and dumping milk and manure onto the streets of Brussels in a protest against collapsing milk prices.

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Egypt's Top Cleric Plans Face Veil Ban in Schools

Posted: 10/05/2009 - Egypt's top Islamic cleric is planning to ban students wearing the face veil from entering the schools of al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's premier institute of learning, according to an independent daily Monday.

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